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DT ProFab Long Arm Feedback

Hey Guys,
Looking for feedback from guys who have installed the DT Profab long arm/radius arms on their trucks. I'm currently considering these for my truck. I have read every thread on the forum that I could find on these. Now looking for some up to date feedback.

How do you like them?
Have they held up well?
How do they perform?
Would you do it over again or choose something else?

Thanks in advance.

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I bought the kit last winter. Installed myself in april so it has been in the truck for a year now. I wish I would have done it when I got the truck 10 years ago. World of a difference. Handling is way better. Takes bumps alot better and once hooked onto my 32 ft 5th wheel its like a whole new truck. I went with the 4.5" kit to replace the 3.5 " short arm kit I had in my truck already. The short arm kit was going through bushings every year and was wearing the holes in the frame so they were egg shaped. Bushings wouldnt fix the slop in it anymore. Everything that came with the kit was very beefy and alot stronger looking then everything I had on the truck. I went with Rancho RS 9000 shocks that are adjustable and once they were dialed in it was nice. I live on back roads and lots of offroad for hunting and fire dept and hasnt let me down. Just seems to impress me all the time.

Im up in Northern Ontario so the only downfall was the cost. Ended up costing me $4700 Canadian but was worth every penny. Like I said I wish I would have done it from day 1.
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Those sway bar end links are beefy . My sons put them on his 04.5 . BUT being all metal and we have winter those Hiem ends make a CLANK everytime they articulate or swivel . There is no slop but a lil rust of road salt and they bind and pop / clank. Quite annoying

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Yes we have winter here too and salt sucks. I made sure that I coated everything in fluid film before winter and during winter. It didnt do to bad over the winter. Just needs a bit of clean up.
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Thanks for the feedback and the picks! Sorry for the late response. I've been on vacation and the forum didn't send me a subscription email notification for some reason.
How hard was it to install? I've read a review or two from others from years past. Didn't look too bad. Just thought I would ask your opinion. Seems like some had to remove the exhaust to install and some didn't. Did you? Any tips or tricks to offer? I'm 90% sure I'm going to get this long arm kit. Just want to be prepared.
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I have had mine for 2 years with thuren king shocks. I couldn't be happier. I had to rent a 90 degree drill from home depot to drill all the fastener holes to bolt them on. I had to use my plasma torch to cut off the old lower control arm brackets. I saved them incase I want to put them back on.

Make sure you put marine grease on all the fasteners to keep them from seizing.
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Thanks for the info Dylan. Nice pic! What size shocks did you go with?
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Thanks for the feedback and the picks! Sorry for the late response. I've been on vacation and the forum didn't send me a subscription email notification for some reason.
How hard was it to install? I've read a review or two from others from years past. Didn't look too bad. Just thought I would ask your opinion. Seems like some had to remove the exhaust to install and some didn't. Did you? Any tips or tricks to offer? I'm 90% sure I'm going to get this long arm kit. Just want to be prepared.
Install wasnt too bad. I did it alone in the shop and took my time. Cleaned the frame and painted with box liner at the same time. Was in there for about 3 days but worked about 10 hours a day on it. Also did a few other things while it was in there. I didnt have to remove the exhaust but when i did my original lift I had to so I could remove the upper control arm bolt. And it would have been easier to remove the exhaust to cut all the mounts off the frame but I managed without. Basically just take your time and dont rush through it. Instructions were good. If you arent mechanically inclined then its not the best project. Getting everything lined up you want to make sure its done right. And make sure you have some big wrenchs.

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Thanks for the info Dylan. Nice pic! What size shocks did you go with?
3" in the front and 2.5 in the rear

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